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My Pain is Your Gain

Email Cover Letters & You.

I felt compelled to write this article after reading hundreds of short stories with varying degrees of information in email cover letters. Apex was kind enough to publish it.


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Aug. 24th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hey, good article but your link is broken. Drop the /%22 at the end of the URL in the tag and it works just fine. 8)
Aug. 24th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
I forgot the " at the beginning of the link. All fixed.
Aug. 24th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
No worries.

Thanks for writing the article, I've always been at a loss for what to put down when submitting short stories via e-mail.
Aug. 24th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Well worth knowing. Thanks for the advice :)
Aug. 24th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
When I guest edited the April 2009 issue, I found cover letters irrelevant to my decision. But in my blog post, I made it clear that I thought they were still important to include.
Aug. 24th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
I just like to know that they sent the story to my specific project and not a bulk send. Plus, I do have multiple projects that receive subs. It's hard to know which sub is for which if they don't tell me.
Aug. 24th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Since I was only editing one project, it didn't matter what project they thought they were sending it to. :-)
Aug. 24th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for writing this! I have always wondered what's the best way to do this.
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